Headlights On Or Off?

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BK's Comment
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When you drive during daylight do you keep your headlights on? Pros and cons?

Does your company have a policy about this?


Turtle's Comment
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Always on per WMPF policy. As a professional driver, I like giving the other guy every chance to see me coming.

PJ's Comment
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I too always run with them on for same reason as Turtle. As much vision to others as possible.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I run with headlights always on. One reason is that it's one less thing that I have to remember. My company does encourage driving with lights on during the day. There is no policy for it.

Donna M.'s Comment
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I turn mine on when I turn my truck on!

BK's Comment
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My policy is to do what Donna does, always run with lights on.

One thing I like about that is the ability to use the headlight interrupter button on the right side of the steering wheel. I don’t like flashing high beams at someone who doesn’t dim their lights, so I use the interrupt button. When another truck passes me, I use the interrupt button to signal that they are ok to move back into the travel lane. This is because I don’t like it when someone flashes high beams in my mirror to signal me when passing, so I don’t do that to other drivers. Even during daylight I don’t like getting high beam flashes in my mirrors.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Always ran with em on too. Hated them idiots who think a million lights on their truck looks impressive pffft. When they run them off road LED light bars etc, always blind ya. I turn out my drivers mirror, until they pass on by. Lack of common courtesy, much less common sense, is sorely missing in the new age.

Yep BK I too used that button to let em know they can come back over. Sadly, maybe 20% actually acknowledge ya after lol

Banks's Comment
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Always on, company policy. Hazards on when in the yard.

FR8 M4N's Comment
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Just a rookie here, but my trainer always had them on. Don't recall it being a policy, but I think it's a very good idea to run with them on all the time.

I like that blink feature with the headlights, too. Always let the truck ahead of me know when it's ok to bring it over. Like ya mentioned, not too many return with the blinkie, though. Still always a little thrill when they do! Haha

Discovered that with the headlight switch in auto, it has an automatic high beam function. Seems to work, but I don't like how long it takes, at times, to dim the lights, so I don't like to use it. Plus, I don't want the headlights to turn off during daylight hours, so I prefer to run the lights in manual all the time.

Delco Dave's Comment
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I too always run with them on for same reason as Turtle. As much vision to others as possible.

Always on here as well!

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